We’ve been following a couple of deep-work builds, like the Mongrel and Project Binky. We love that people are using YouTube to kind of document their work…you might not see every single solid little step but you do get to see how everything goes, from a plan to a pile of metal to a running, driving machine. This is Deboss Garage’s 1973 MG Midget that is receiving the powerplant from a Chrysler PT Cruiser GT, which is a kissing cousin to the engine you would find in a Dodge Neon SRT-4. A couple of hundred horsepower in a car the size of the MG will be more than enough, especially when you consider the allure of the standard cars before you actually see what the power ratings were back then. If just over fifty horsepower was good, a solid 215 horsepower should be great, right?
The work that is going into this MG is seriously thorough. We’re talking customized front suspension from the mounting base to the wheels. And we’re digging the idea of using the entire crossmember as an oil tank in conjunction with a dry-sump system is a trick feature that we’d love to see incorporated if at all possible! Check out the progress in the video below!